SNA Celebrates National Award Winners for School Lunch Hero Day (Fri. May 4)
SNA has announced winners of national awards recognizing an exceptional school nutrition director, manager and employee for their efforts. This Friday, May 4, schools nationwide will celebrate all school nutrition heroes. Read More

Read the Latest Nutrition Research from the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
Is it possible to incentivize eating fruits and veggies? What role does taste play in a student’s food decisions and eating experiences? What are some specific issues that rural nutrition professional face when operating their meal programs? In the latest edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition and Management, these questions, and more, are answered with in-depth, and thorough research articles. Learn More

May Webinar Wednesdays Have Arrived
Explore our upcoming webinars and you ‘May’ find the topics that you have been searching for! Read More

Mix It Up at #ANC18!
Looking for fresh ideas to mix up the same-ol’ things you’ve been doing in your program? There’s no better place to do that then at #ANC18! Take a look at the planned Spotlight Sessions and, don’t forget, the clock is ticking on early bird discounts—they expire this Friday, May 4! Register Today

Make the Case to Attend
You know all the great reasons to attend #ANC18. But does your supervisor understand? To help you make the case, take advantage of our “Dear Supervisor” letter.

Jason Smith is Coming to #ANC18
Guess who’s coming to #ANC18? It’s Food Network Star Jason Smith! Smith will be presenting an education session (“Jason Smith: From Cafeteria Manager to Food Network Star”) and a culinary demonstration, as well as co-hosting the Red Carpet Awards! If you aren’t familiar with this Food Network Star, check out this video.

How Will You Recognize Your #LunchHeroes on May 4, School Lunch Hero Day?
This Friday, May 4, we will kick off School Nutrition Employee Week (May 7-11) with a bang, when we celebrate School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to recognize the hardworking professionals in your school cafeterias. As you celebrate the event in your district, don’t forget to share your event by tagging us on Facebook @SchoolNutritionAssociation, Instagram @SchoolNutritionAssoc and Twitter @SchoolLunch while using #LunchHeroes. We may share your content!

The number of Broadway plays Kristen Chenoweth has performed in. Chenoweth will serve as ANC18 keynote speaker for the Opening General Session.
Learn more about ANC 2018

USDA FNS Releases Final Rule on Processing Donated Foods
USDA’S Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has issued a Final Rule on Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods. FNS issued a proposed rule for public comment January 5, 2017. SNA submitted comments to USDA FNS on March 6, 2017, requesting additional resources and training to address the needs of all stakeholders involved.

The Final Rule requires multi-state processors to enter into National Processing Agreements to process donated foods into end products, permits processors to substitute commercially purchased beef and pork of U.S. origin and of equal or better quality for donated beef and pork, and streamlines and modernizes oversight of inventories of donated foods at processors. It is effective July 2, 2018.

USDA FNS Announces PLE Guidance for SY 2018-19
As part of FY 2018 spending bill, Congress provided that only school food authorities (SFAs) with a negative balance in their school foodservice account as of January 31, 2018, will be required to raise prices for paid lunches under the Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) provisions in the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. Read USDA’s Memo

SNA Certificate Program – New Bridge Level Launching in July 2018
Are you ready for the launch of the new Level 2 Certificate in School Nutrition? The SNA Certificate Program helps provide professional growth for over 19,000 school nutrition professionals across the country. The new Level 2 will launch in July 2018 and will serve as a “bridge” between the current Level 1 and Level 2. The goal of this new level is to help members have a more realistic professional development path. Learn More

Schools as Nutrition Hubs
SNF has worked with Share Our Strength to develop trainings and technical assistance with assessments to help directors work through the steps necessary to expand their nutrition programs to an after the bell breakfast model, supper, and summer meals. Learn More

SNA’s Promotion Calendar
Seeking fresh ideas and new events to celebrate for the remainder of the school year? Turn to SNA’s online Promotion Calendar, a member resource produced by the editorial staff of School Nutrition magazine. Learn More

Today: Best of #LAC18: Natural Disasters - Preparation and Impact

May 4, 2018
ANC 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline

May 4, 2018
School Lunch Hero Day

May 9, 2018
Webinar: Emotional Intelligence: The Leadership Edge

May 9-10, 2018
Spring Industry Boot Camp

May 16, 2018
Webinar: Helpful Tips for Training Your Multigenerational Staff

July 9-12, 2018
Annual National Conference

October 15-19, 2018
National School Lunch Week

2018 Editorial Calendar
Would you like a preview of the articles you can expect to find in SN in the coming months? View the Editorial Calendar.

Hometown Hero Makes Boardman's School Lunches Healthy and Fun, WYTV 33 ABC News

Gourmet School Lunches? Durham Chefs and Cafeteria Workers Join Culinary Forces, The News&Observer

Activities Added to Schools' Summer Food Program, Chillicothe Gazette

Spring ISD Lunch Menu Reviewed by High School Students, Spring Patch

Meatless Monday Campaign Heading to 95 Northeast School Districts, LIVEKINDLY

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